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By Bengt Altenberg, Karin Aijmer

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Yes. Well, we had a bad do you know; we had – oh we had six or eight weeks when he had a throat which was – [mhm] well at the beginning it was lethal if anyone else caught it. [yeah] It was lethal to expectant mothers with small children, and I had to do barrier nursing; it was pretty horrible, and the whole corridor was full of pails of disinfectant you know [mm], and you went in, and of course with barrier nursing I didn’t go in in a mask – I couldn’t with a child that small, and I didn’t care if I caught it, but I mean it was – ours emptied outside you see [mm] and you had to come out and you brought all these things on to a prepared surgical board [mm mm] and you stripped your gloves off before you touched anything [mm] and you disinfected – oh it was really appalling [mm].

Here we note that eve is an unusual word, usually found in poetry and oratory. This is a clue to the meaning of these expressions, which are used in the timing of important events. On the stroke of is also a somewhat dramatic timing expression, which needs a particular time after it, the kind of time that is likely to be signalled by a clock striking or something similar. As well as the hours, especially midnight, and halftime, full-time, those unfamiliar with the game of cricket might be surprised to find on the stroke of lunch/tea in there as well.

Returning to mark-up, now imagine that instead of a written text to be transferred to the reel of paper, you were faced with a recording of a conversation. Here there are many more decisions to be taken, because the sound wave has to be interpreted as an alphanumeric stream. Let us say that you do not attempt a phonetic transcription, but you adopt the mode of transcription called orthographic, using ordinary spelling wherever possible, but noting all the false starts, laughs, coughs and stutters.

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